Mageba Launches Shuttle Loom Line

Mageba Textilemaschinen GmbH & Co. OHG, a Germany-based producer of narrow-fabric manufacturing
systems, has introduced a new line of shuttle looms. According to the company, the new looms answer
increased demand by the fashion, medical and technical sectors for narrow-fabric features available
only with shuttle loom technology, including: evenly woven selvages on both edges of the fabric; up
to four levels of weft insertion; increased flexibility with weft-insertion material; and
high-precision pattern design.

Potential applications include: seamless tubular filter fabrics; safety belts and safety
webbings for parachutes; tubular artery filter webbings; multiaxial webbings for implants; and
apparel labels and trimmings.

New looms feature a modular component system based on the Schneider weaving systems, which
enables looms to be constructed with one or several weaving heads according to the intended
application and customer specifications. Three basic models are available, all of them

The SSL MT 140 multi-head shuttle loom is

one of three new shuttle looms developed by Mageba.

The SL single head shuttle loom weaves light- and mediumweight, flat, seamless tubular
fabrics with a pick density of up to 160 per centimeter and up to 16 shafts. According to Mageba,
the new drive system allows speeds of up to 200 picks per minute, depending on fabric width and
construction, and type of warp and weft threads. The loom’s unique optical yarn stop motion ensures
controlled pick insertion, while a pick counter controls the timing of bobbin exchange.

The SSL C 170 multi-head shuttle loom has an inside width of 1,700 millimeters and multiple
single-shuttle weaving heads, and can have up to 24 shafts. Applications include broad flat and
tubular webbings. An optional V-reed enables the fabric width to be changed during weaving. Tapes
can be wound by blocking or laid into boxes.

The SSL MT 140 multi-head shuttle loom, a four-shuttle loom with jacquard machine, weaves
such complex fabrics as Y-shaped tubes for artery filters and other multi-dimensional fabric
constructions using a wide range of yarn types. A V-reed also is an option for this machine.

November/December 2006